Definitions and translations for "embrace"

Definition of embrace

Pronunciation
Verb
1. To clasp in the arms with affection; to take in the arms; to hug.
2. To cling to; to cherish; to love.
3. To seize eagerly, or with alacrity; to accept with cordiality; to welcome.
I wholeheartedly embrace the new legislation.
4. To accept; to undergo; to submit to.
5. To encircle; to encompass; to enclose.
6. (figurative) To enfold, to include (ideas, principles, etc.); to encompass.
Natural philosophy embraces many sciences.
7. To fasten on, as armour.
8. To attempt to influence (a jury, court, etc.) corruptly.
Noun
9. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
10. (metaphorical) Enfolding, including.
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English - English - embrace

Pronunciation
n. hug, act of wrapping one's arms around another person or thing
v. hug, hold tight, wrap one's arms around; accept; include; surround; attempt to sway the opinion of a judge or jury through bribery or threats
v. hold, have in one's hand, hold in one's hand

English - Spanish - embrace

Pronunciation
s. abrazo, abrazamiento
v. abrazar, estrechar; aceptar; abarcar, adoptar, ahijar, circunscribir, contener, incluir, prohijar

English - French - embrace

Pronunciation
n. étreinte
v. embrasser, étreindre; adopter

English - German - embrace

Pronunciation
n. Umarmung
v. umarmen, an sich nehmen

English - Indonesian - embrace

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n. pelukan, peluk, rangkulan, rangkuman, dekapan, pagutan
v. memeluk, berpeluk, merangkul, merangkum, mendekap, memagut, berpelukan, menganut, menganuti, mencakup, meliputi, menerima tawaran

English - Italian - embrace

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s. abbraccio, amplesso, stretta
v. abbracciare, stringere al petto; (fig) accettare, seguire; comprendere

English - Polish - embrace

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n. uścisk, objęcie, ujęcie
v. objęcie: wziąć w objęcia, ściskać się, uścisnąć, objąć, ogarnąć, zawierać, pieścić, mieścić, uściskać, obejmować, ogarniać, zawrzeć

English - Portuguese - embrace

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s. abraço
v. abraçar, adotar (uma ideologia ou religião)

English - Romanian - embrace

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n. îmbrăţişare, îmbrăţişare amoroasă
v. îmbrăţişa, adopta, accepta, primi, ocupa: se ocupa, cuprinde, include, îngloba în

English - Russian - embrace

Pronunciation
с. объятие, объятия
г. обнимать, обниматься, воспользоваться; принимать, воспринимать, избирать; включать, включать в себя, заключать в себе; содержать, охватывать

English - Turkish - embrace

Pronunciation
f. kucaklamak, bağrına basmak, sarmak, kapsamak, benimsemek, ele geçirmek, yakalamak, beslemek (ümit), kucaklaşmak, sarmaş dolaş olmak
i. kucaklama, sarılma, kucaklaşma

English - Ukrainian - embrace

Pronunciation
n. обійми, обмах
v. обіймати, обійматися, використовувати, приймати, обирати, оточувати, обнімати, обсягати, обхвачувати

English - Dutch - embrace

Pronunciation
zn. omhelzing
ww. omhelzen; aannemen

English - Greek - embrace

Pronunciation
ουσ. εναγκαλισμός, περίπτυξη
ρήμ. εναγκαλίζομαι, αγκαλιάζω

English - Arabic - embrace

Pronunciation
‏إعتناق عناق‏
‏إعتنق دينا، عانق، شمل، تعانق، تبنى، طوق، تقبل بسرور، إغتنم، إشتمل‏

English - Chinese - embrace

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(名) 拥抱
(动) 拥抱; 包含; 互相拥抱; 拥抱

English - Chinese - embrace

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(名) 擁抱
(動) 擁抱; 包含; 互相擁抱; 擁抱

English - Hindi - embrace

Pronunciation
n. प्रेमालिंगन, आलिंगन, लिंगन, कोल, श्लेष, अंक
v. अंक लगाना, चिमटना, संमिलित करना, लेना, मौक़ा पकड़ना

English - Japanese - embrace

Pronunciation
(動) 抱擁する, 抱く; 包囲する; 包含する; 乗ずる; 達する; 抱き込む
(名) 抱擁; 性交; 囲み; 採用

English - Korean - embrace

Pronunciation
명. 포옹, 껴안기
동. 포옹하다, 껴안다; 포착하다, 기꺼이 받아들이다; 둘러싸다; 재판관 배심원등을 포섭하려고 하다

English - Vietnamese - embrace

Pronunciation
n. sự ôm vào
v. ôm lấy, siết chặt, ôm hôn, bao quanh, bao bọc, vây quanh, gồm có, bao trùm, bao quát, sự siết chặt
v. sự ôm hôn người khác
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Dictionary Extension
Synonyms for embrace
1. accept: involve, take, adopt, espouse, seize, welcome
2. hug: strain, press, clasp, enfold, clinch, squeeze, grip
3. contain: hold, encircle, enclose, surround, comprehend, comprise, cover
Verb forms for embrace
Present participle: embracing
Present: embrace (3.person: embraces)
Past: embraced
Future: will embrace
Present conditional: would embrace
Present Perfect: have embraced (3.person: has embraced)
Past Perfect: had embraced
Future Perfect: will have embraced
Past conditional: would have embraced